Lesson Room Cabs
In the beginning
3 4 5
6 7 8
12 13 14
Router Table 2
Give Me A Brake
Shop Reno Tenjinsama Shrine Tree Tour
Tod Evan's Doors
Building The Phoenix
The Phoenix Part II
Jean Francious Escoulen
Eli Avisera Demo Day One
Eli Avisera Day Two
Bowl Blank Processing
Captured Hollowing Rig
Logging In Tokyo
3 Woodlot 4
Mill Mk II
The New Workshop!
Well I am finally in my new workshop, I have
tons of work to do yet, I have a water seepage problem, and have yet to lay down
a floor or build a workbench, but I'm in the new shop, I have already done some
mods, and have to do some more.
I've hung two light temporarily, as I have not
electricity in the shop, I'm fighting with the local power utility who only want
to give me 30 Amps ands 100 volts! How am I going to run a shop on that? They
are making me submit a formal request with all of the tools, maker, model and
specs to show I need the power! Bunch of pencil necked geeks!
Here are some pictures.
This is a view of the old 4 piece heavy concrete and steel hatches, my
back hurts even looking at them :)
This is the entrance to my shop. There was 4 thick, heavy hatches there to
start with, but they were just too heavy. I made an aluminum hatch, it is
one piece hinged in the middle, well about 2/5 stays put and 3/5 opens.
The new hatch is much easier to open, it would not stand a car parked on
it, but around this hatch, a 12' x 12' area, will soon be enclosed with
walls to make a garage for my motor bikes. The cord going down is the
source of power in the shop at the moment.
The stairs are almost a ladder I guess, steep, but after a time or two up
and down it is OK. I made them out of 2 x 6's, I cut dados for the treads
to fit into, turned out good and solid, just the way stairs should be.
Here is a view from the shop. Yes they are steep stairs, but so much nicer
than the ladder they replace.
The view of the shop from the South West corner.
View of the shop from the South East corner. At my feet is the drain area.
View from the North East corner.
From the North West corner, and you can see my escape hatch in the back
wall. Beyond that is a storeroom, that will be used to store wine. When I
asked for it the construction company asked "Why?" I replied
"Ever hear of a thing called fire?"
The new/used Hitachi 8" CMS. It is in good shape, I used it to make
the stairs, what fun! I bought it at a recycle shop for about $150 US. It
came with a 6 month warranty. May not be cheap in the USA, but for Japan
it is a good deal.
in each corner of the shop I have these ready-made tool platforms. They
are the very tips of the four long concrete pillars that go down 9 floors
into the ground, helps when the earthquakes come. Three are this big,
about a foot and a half by three feet.
This platform in the North West corner is the larges at about 3 feet
square, I think the back corner would be a good spot for a compressor to
stand, then I can use the front area of the platform.
Well thanks for stopping by, I'll get more
up here as I get more done. Cheers!